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Do You Need Flood Damage Clean-Up in Clifton Park – Call SERVPRO

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

water overlapping shoes in room Storm damage restoration is a specialty by SERVPRO. Call now for fast and immediate service for your property.

Sewage Cleanup After Flooding in Clifton Park

The floodwaters may have missed your home; however, sewer backups are common during a flood. Hundreds of gallons of toxic water filled with biohazards and infectious waste, harmful to human health, may be pushed back into your basement. Sewer cleanup situations may contain serious hazards in basements and sewage-contaminated crawl spaces.

SERVPRO provides flood damage clean-up, including sewage cleanup in Clifton Park homes and structures. 

Working in crawl spaces or basements presents many potential hazards. Our team is trained to provide biohazard remediation, removal of all contaminated materials, including disinfection of all structures and contents.

Flood damage and sewer backup hazards may include:

  • Sewer gas in crawl spaces and basements
  • Damage to electrical wiring and gas lines
  • Bio-hazards and infectious viruses and bacteria

Let SERVPRO professionals using appropriate hazmat protection provide sewage cleanup and basement flooding cleanup in your home or business. We protect your family, pets, and employees from potentially dangerous health hazards.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for water damage cleanup in Halfmoon and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Water Damage Cleanup in Halfmoon

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Woman catching water from leaking ceiling. SERVPROs response time is within 4 hours of the initial call. Water damage restoration is key to having your home back to preloss condition.

Water Clean-Up from Burst Pipes in Halfmoon – Call SERVPRO

Cold weather can cause water to freeze inside pipes causing burst pipes. Once the weather warms up and the pipes thaw, water is dripping everywhere. Inside the walls, on floors, and often water spreads to adjacent rooms and floors. Carpets, hardwood floors, and drywall are susceptible to water damage if they are not dried quickly.

SERVPRO provides water damage cleanup to Halfmoon residents along with the restoration of your home and contents. We specialize in water removal services, drying the contents and the structure, and water damage restoration. Once the floors are dry and the damaged drywall has been removed, we can assist in the repair and reconstruction as needed.

For example, water damage repairs may involve:

  • Drywall removal
  • Drywall installation and Painting
  • Carpet repair and installation
  • Hardwood floor repair
  • Plumbing repairs

SERVPRO responds in four hours or less. Water damage repairs can be minimized by our fast response and water cleanup, avoiding permanent swelling, buckling, cupping, and the crowning of hardwood floors or delamination of carpets.

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for water damage cleanup in Halfmoon and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620. 

Fire Restoration and Smoke Damage Cleanup in Clifton Park

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Need Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup – Call SERVPRO

The first settlements in what is now known as Clifton Park were in 1707. By 1723, the village had grown to 20 residents. The town was named Clifton Park officially in 1828. The population has grown to approximately 40,000 people today and is located about 12 miles north of Albany.

Some of the interesting activities for Clifton Park residents and visitors to enjoy in the surrounding area include:

  • Clifton Park Farmer's Market
  • 100 Acre Wood Trail Systems
  • Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve
  • Kinnes Road Park
  • Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
  • Robert Van Patten Memorial Trail
  • Clifton Park Golf
  • Mocha Lisa" s Caffe
  • Eagle Crest Golf Club
  • Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
  • Shmaltz Brewing Company
  • Yankee distillers
  • Pam's Pub
  • Van Patten Golf club

A few more details about several of these locations are included for your information.

Clifton Park Farmer's Market

The Clifton Park Farmer's Market is located at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church! Check for opening hours and schedules along with required current health guidelines while enjoying the market.

100 Acre Wood Trail Systems

The 100 Acre Wood Trail Systems is located not far from Clifton Park in Malta, with multiple trails spread over 100 acres of forested lands. The trail system is open year-round for hiking and observing nature. There are benches at various locations. Some routes involve stairs, and there are roadside pathways that surround the 100 Acre Woods that are paved and suitable for wheelchairs. These pathways also connect with others in the area, including the ZIM Smith Trail. There is no cycling, hunting, or alcohol allowed in the park.

Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve

Established in 2005 by Clifton Park, the Dwaas Kill Nature Preserve covers 240 acres of primarily undisturbed natural habitat. The preserve is suitable for challenging natural hiking, walking, and snowshoeing. Fishing is allowed; however, hunting is not permitted.

Golf Clubs in the Area include:

  • Barney Road Golf Course
  • Northway Golf Center
  • Brookhaven Golf Course
  • Clifton Park Golf
  • Eagle Crest Golf Club
  • Van Patten Golf club

Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway

The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway is a national scenic towpath hi-lilting times when mules pulled barges along the river's edge. There are tours with stops along the way, including Clifton Park, where you can explore their role in the industrial revolution and expansion into western areas of the country.

Robert Van Patten Memorial Trail

Robert Van Patten Memorial Trail is a 1.6-mile trail connecting Ushers Road to Van Patten Drive. The path is multi-use. 

 Please respect all users of the trail system.

Can Smoke Damaged Non-Porous Contents with Rough Surfaces Be Cleaned?

Grease fires can produce a great deal of oily smoke residue that leaves a residue on everything in the fire's vicinity. House fire cleanup involves removing fire-damaged contents, cleaning all contents and surfaces, and restoration of the fire-damaged areas.

SERVPRO provides fire restoration of homes and contents for residents of Clifton Park. We can deal with every type of fire-damaged home. Our teams use various cleaning techniques to remove soot and smoke residue from fabrics, hard surfaces, structural components, and contents that are difficult to clean.

Smoke remediation techniques include Immersion ultrasonic cleaning for difficult to clean surfaces. Immersion provides greater cleaning efficiency. Contents must be small enough to immerse. SERVPRO can clean hard to restore smoke damaged contents using this method by controlling:

  • The quantity of cleaning product used
  • The temperature of the product and
  • The immersion time

Call SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for fire restoration in Clifton Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Is Your Plumbing Well Protected in a Clifton Park Home?

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

frozen pipe sign When water becomes solid in pipes there will be an issue with water damage. Call SERVPRO for the water mitigation services for your home.

Many homeowners get surprised every year to find water damage after under-insulated pipes break. 

With a grip of winter storms Clifton Park has experienced, ranging from Orlena to Shirley, steep temperature drops and cold snaps have threatened homes and businesses in the past months. Many structures have insulated pipes to prevent ice, but prolonged exposure in conditions well below freezing can still develop these damaging situations. Once ice forms inside of a water line, it can cause ruptures and breaks.

How Can Your Pipes Freeze? 

Extreme cold temperatures over a prolonged period, even just an evening, can compromise installed and under-insulated pipes in your home. With cold snaps, a regular event for Clifton Park winters, the likelihood of multiple lows beneath the necessary threshold to freeze and burst pipes is high. Still, water in pipes is the most likely to freeze over a matter of four to five hours, and depending on the lows, this timeline could decrease and include lines with a little flow.

Are There Warning Signs? 

There are several indicators that freezing might be happening or already happened. The most unambiguous indication is a loss of pressure or lack of flow from fixtures. Nothing from the faucets can usually point towards a blockage in the service, usually ice damming at vulnerable spots susceptible to changing weather conditions. In colder basement areas, you can often see pipes running to fixtures throughout the property, and when frost is forming on spots, this can show where ice clogs are forming.

What Damage Can A Burst Pipe Do in Your Clifton Park Home? 

When the water in the pipes becomes solid, the expansion can test the limitations of lead and copper pipes. When plumbing bursts or separates under this stress, immense water volumes can pour onto flooring or in wall cavities until you can get to the primary shutoff. Similar to drinks expanding and exploding from their containers in freezers, a burst pipe requires both immediate extraction efforts from our SERVPRO team, as well as the services available with our general contractor license.

Do You Need Professional Water Cleanup? 

Our team of water restoration experts can help with efficient mitigation as soon as we arrive. With powerful water removal tools, we can manage pooling to protect water-exposed contents and building materials better. Oversaturation and trapped moisture can quickly become a concern. Moisture detection tools like hygrometers and thermal imagery can identify damp pockets beyond surface material to limit tear-out for the drying to follow. Practical evaporative drying tools to eliminate moisture includes:

  • Centrifugal air movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Portable heaters
  • Positive/negative pressure systems
  • Floor mat drying system
  • Carpet wands

When an under-insulated water line becomes exposed to threatening temperatures below the freezing threshold, burst pipes can occur. Our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team can help with efficient water removal practices, plumbing repairs, and reconstruction as necessary. Give us a call anytime at (518) 885-2620.

How Can SERVPRO Restore Air Quality After a Clifton Park Fire?

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

four separate flames Fire combustion in a home is a job for a professional outfit. SERVPRO uses the latest in technology and equipment for and size fire restoration jobs.

We have filtration and cleaning products to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes.

Combustion can often leave many circulating particles and contaminants that must get addressed and removed before restoration can begin in Clifton Park. Soot and smoke particles are among the most concentrated of these, and the carcinogenic nature of soot can be a health hazard to occupants exposed without appropriate personal protective equipment.

How Can SERVPRO Improve IAQ for Area Homes? 

Initial actions taken before mitigation and restoration began in fire-damaged Clifton Park homes can target circulating hazardous particles and airborne threats. We can provide cleaning of the HVAC system and air ducts to further promote improved air quality, but this often occurs after we have deployed several filtration devices in the house. Some of these options include:

  • Air scrubbers
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Negative pressure systems

Improving air quality is a step towards the safe restoration of your home after a fire. Our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County can help with leading equipment and experience when you call (518) 885-2620.

When Are Electric Pumps the Best Option for Clifton Park Homes?

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

chart of submersible extraction pumps SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained for water damage restoration services for your property. Call now!

Water extraction can involve several tools, including the popular electric submersible pump. 

Standing water can be a substantial threat to Clifton Park homes, making the need for extraction and water removal vital as soon as these perils get discovered. From burst pipes to malfunctioning appliances, several hundred gallons of water often requires more power than smaller extraction units like wet vacuums can manage. Instead, submersible pumps are a wise choice for fast and quiet extraction options.

When Do Electric Submersible Pumps Make Sense? 

Despite their popularity, electric submersible pumps are not universally used in water removal for Clifton Park homes. Several circumstances are not ideal for these extractors, where others would be more efficient and practical. With the right circumstances, 12 Volt submersible pumps in our inventory provide an efficient discharge of water when:

  • No debris or solids
  • Damage exceeds two inches in depth
  • The damaged area is accessible

As challenging as standing water might be, our SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County team has premier tools to help. Call us at (518) 885-2620.

Why Are Mold Infestations Continuing To Occur?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO appliance in someones house Facing a mold infestation? Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620 for mold damage remediation services.

SERVPRO can Help Control Mold Damage in Clifton Park

Mold spores occur naturally everywhere in our environment. They need the right conditions to multiply and become an infestation. An organic food source, warm and damp conditions provide an ideal climate.

Our SERVPRO Clifton Park mold damage remediation team can provide solutions to your mold infestation. We focus on removing the mold and any materials that are infested or damaged from long-term infestations. We disinfect and clean all of the contents, walls, and surfaces.

Our team also assists our customers with mold prevention. Once the area has been cleaned and returned to its original state, we prepare appropriate recommendations to avoid future infestations. For example:

  • Inspect the affected area for potential sources of mold
  • Check for water and moisture sources
  • Evaluate airflow in affected areas

Our commercial customers appreciate these extra steps. Avoiding future mold infestations reduces the impact on employee and customer health and potential downtime while from damage.

Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for commercial mold damage service to Clifton Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Why Is It Important to Protect Your Home After a Fire?

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

firefighters putting out a fire in a garage Protecting your home after fire damage is part of our remediation protocol. Contact SERVPRO for services right away.

SERVPRO Responds Immediately to Fire Damage Events in Halfmoon

Fires can cause disastrous damage to homes and businesses. Even a small fire generates a feeling of being overwhelmed. Many building owners find it challenging to make decisions about protecting their homes from further damage.

SERVPRO understands how important it is to protect buildings from secondary fire damage in Halfmoon and why it is essential to act quickly. Secondary fire damage can occur from:

  • Rain or snow can enter through holes in the roof or broken windows
  • Water or chemicals used to douse the fire can further damage contents
  • Mold infestations can occur in as little as 24 hours

Fast action by SERVPRO teams can control the amount of secondary damage. We assess the situation and begin fire damage mitigation immediately. These actions may include:

  • Board up of windows and doors
  • Tarps on roofs
  • Removal of standing water

SERVPRO can also work closely with your insurance company to initiate the removal of damaged contents, demolition if needed, clean up, and odor mitigation.

Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for fast response fire damage service to Halfmoon and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Water Cleanup in Clifton Park

2/7/2021 (Permalink)

a room with puddles of water on the floor Does your home have excess water? Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County quickly for water removal and remediation services.

Need Water Cleanup After a Frozen Pipe Leak in Clifton Park? Call SERVPRO for Help.

The area of Clifton Park was first named in 1707 by Nanning Hamansen. Sixteen years later, in 1723, approximately twenty people were living in the area. Clifton Park became the last town to be named in Saratoga County in 1828. Today about 40,000 people are living in the area.

Sports are popular in Clifton Park, including football, softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, and hockey. The Rose and Kiernan/Clifton Park Soccer International Soccer Classic are hosted by the local soccer club once a year. The Babe Ruth World Series boy's baseball tournament is also hosted in the town periodically.

The area offers several exciting things to do, including:

  • Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve
  • Grooms Tavern Complex
  • Shmaltz Brewing Company
  • Yankee Distillers
  • The Giggle Lounge
  • Troy Waterfront Farmers Market

Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

The preserve forms the southernmost boundary of Clifton Park, covering 700 acres of floodplain and wetlands. The Audubon Society of New York recognizes the preserve as a Bird Conservation area with over 200 bird species observed by bird watchers. There are many other activities to consider, in addition to bird watching:

  • Two Erie Canal towpath trails
  • Historic double lock 19
  • Clute's Dry Dock 
  • Forts Ferry
  • Nature Trails for hiking, walking, snowshoeing, and x-country skiing
  • Picnic areas

The Vischer Ferry Nature preserve is open from dawn to dusk.

Grooms Tavern Complex

Groom's tavern dates back to the 1800s when it operated as a general store. Later it became a tavern operated by James Groom, serving the Clifton Park area and the Erie Canal. After running for many years, it fell into disrepair until the Town of Clifton Park purchased it in 1999. The town is gradually restoring the Tavern and the blacksmith shop with help from a volunteer group, "Friends of the Historic Grooms Tavern." The National Register of Historic Places listed the Tavern on its record in the year 2000.

The Friends of the Historic Grooms Tavern runs various events at the Tavern, usually on the first Fridays of the month. However, with the current health guidelines, most events have been deferred until health restrictions are reduced.

Can Water Be Removed from Cavities Without Causing More Damage?

Whenever there is a water leak from frozen pipes leaking, especially if it goes unnoticed for several hours, water tends to spread across floors, seep into walls and under cupboards. Many of these areas can be difficult to reach unless we open walls or remove flooring to access cavities containing high moisture levels.

SERVPRO uses a variety of inspection devices to locate where water has intruded. These devices include:

  • Moisture sensors
  • Thermal imaging cameras
  • Moisture meters
  • Thermos-hydrometers

Once we detect moisture inside a wall, we may use structural cavity drying equipment to push dry air into the cavity to absorb water. Blowing warm, dry air into the cavity increases the rate of evaporation, drying the cavity quickly. Air movers drive air through a vent system to direct air inside walls and under cabinets by drilling small holes in walls, ceilings, and under cabinets with no need to dismantle walls or cabinets.

Contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County for water cleanup service to Clifton Park and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (518) 885-2620.

Hike the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail Near Clifton Park

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Flood cuts in drywall, drying equipment at work. Water damage is no easy task to deal with. Leave it to the professionals of SERVPRO for the water mitigation services needed.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors Any Time of Year in Clifton Park

Even in January, residents can connect with nature throughout Saratoga Counties through hiking various trails. Throughout the county, there are trails used for hiking, walking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. There are community-owned trails throughout the county.  

In 2019, private property owners reached out to the Saratoga PLAN to donate168-acre property. It is now called the Barkersville Trails. At one time, the property owners had over 90 sled-dogs, naming two of the trails after their favorite dogs; Parrish Trail and Derby Path. At the preserve, you may see porcupines, downy woodpeckers, and maybe even a spotted salamander. Artificial light is not allowed on the property, so be sure to leave by dusk.

This Preserve Has Unique Features:

  • 2.5 miles of hiking trails, built by local volunteers.
  • Trails are suitable for equestrian purposes and training sled dogs. 
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted, so you can be sure to enjoy a peaceful nature study. 

If you're dealing with water damage in your Clifton Park property, contact SERVPRO of Southern Saratoga County at (518) 885-2620. Our technicians respond quickly and effectively to any home disaster.